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the bloomberg-obama background check. when that happened, it never had a chance. >> timing means a lot. i am not sure whether republicans, any republicans will pay a price for this, or any democrats. i think charles had it right. it is a one issue vote for people who view their gun rights is threatened. if it is part of a larger picture of republicans as s, if there ist not an immigration bill, democrats will be able to profit from it. >> does the president take responsibility for this? >> he lost. whether you win or lose matters a lot, especially in the second term where -- with his ability to get things done. and you lost on the weakest of all the items. i think mark is right. this was a test. republicans, the ones that wanted to filibuster made a huge mistake and were saved by harry reid. it was a disaster to propose a filibuster. there are samet democrats that'll end up undermining it and you will have to -- you know there are senate democrats of will end up undermining it. it was a very short sighted on the part of those that propose filibuster. >> one point and that is there a lot of a
of the effort is unclear it and faces long odds. republicans will oppose the move saying the savings were never intended to be spent in the first place. two other senators urging the obama administration to post own furloughs for air traffic controllers. kansas republican say the cuts are hurting the economy. lawmakers want furloughs postponed to give time to find a remedy. air traffic control cut backs are facing delays nationwide. >> pressure building on a district attorney to resign in texas because she was found drunk driving. the video shows her losing her balance, and failing several times to try to walk a straight line. she pleaded guilty and is serving a 45 day jail term but the 63-year-old two determine d.a.says she has no plans to quit. >> a ground breaking today, the school located on summit drive. as city leaders came out to celebrate, some are not happy bit. abc 7 news has the story. a ground breaking for the newest school in burlingame in 50 years. declining enrollment forced them to close in the 70s but that changed now. >> we have over 200 students coming to the burlingame schoo
purchased the hidden cameras disguised as smoke detectors. >>> republican senator john mccain and schumer met with president obama to outline a new bipartisan immigration reform bill. this legislation would give 11 million illegal immigrants in this country legal status if they could pass a background check. >>> let's get to topper because right now it's pretty nice out there, topp. >> it really is. our live michael & son weather cam, near the pentagon. lots of sunshine. temperatures still 72. our high was 7 4. winds right now out of the south at 11. they'll become easterly tomorrow as a cold front drops down from the north. these are monster thunderstorms in ohio. it covers much of western pennsylvania. some of this activity will get close to us late tonight. it will be much weaker. 73 reston. 73 in springfield. 73 college park. next three days, showers and storms possible each day. 73 tomorrow. mid-70s thursday. better chance of storms thursday and friday. upper 70s on friday. no day's a washout though. a saturday, very early, early morning shower but all your little league games will b
americans favoring president obama i'm not sure my republican colleagues would have had the appetite. john mccain has been very open about this and he said if the republicans want to be competitive with hispanic voters in america we've got to step forward and find a solution to our immigration challenge. >> now have the eight of you discussed not only the substance of the bill but how each team of you is going to deal with challenges from your own caucus? >> we haven't gotten into particulars. we could is certainly to this and my work as senate whip, i do it everyday where we break out members of each caucus and each approach to make sure they understand the bill but in tirness they took this to own caucus, we took ito ours and we opened it to question. on the democratic side, as you might expect, there was a more positive rnse but i still feel very hopeful we'll have a substantial number of republican senators. >> several of you at today's press conference talk about how you would welcome amendments but not amendments you felt were designed to kill the bill. how is that actually going to
pilots association. a lot of republicans have charged that the obama administration is actually trying to make this look worse, make sequestration look worse for the republicans and not taking steps to try and make this system better. ray lahood and company said, hey listen, you want us to save $400 million a year. we have to do it somehow. this is how we're doing it. take a look at airline stocks. today they're doing pretty good. i want to focus on southwest. it had a great year. so have all the airlines. they're up over 60% year-to-date. even if you look today the stocks are okay. but i'll tell you, if what they say is going to happen on sunday and monday here and going forward. those airline stocks are headed just the other way. if we have the kind of delays they're talking about, real quick before i get away, show the towers, if you have the pictures of the towers out here. what will this mean, these furloughs? there won't be enough controllers. o'hare will have to shut down one of its two air traffic control towers. that means fewer runways can operate and fewer flights can take o
by the president's side today. the final vote tally was 54 to 46, with mostly democrats and two republicans voting for for the measure. the proposal was part of a compromise struck by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed. along with the bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> tonight we're learning the name of the suspect who is believed to have mailed letters filled with a deadly poison. to president obama and a mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. is known as ry-sin. both letters were facilities. and both were post-marked memphis, tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters. and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: we are seeing some pretty mild conditions. '70s in napa. it is going to be a mild night tonight. we can see that through the bay bridge toll plaza. even warmer tomorrow with that warmin
by a democratic and a republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but it faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also fell, along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> here is a live look outside at the 580 interchange. this is a very big backup and the drive times are up to 70 minutes or more. >> will be right back. eggs, ba, con, and pancakes. denny'n's everyday value slam® is four dollars every day. waitwa, is that right? eggs, ba, con, pancakes. yeah. th. at's right. the fourfo dollar everyday value slam®. only fou fr dollars every day. onlyon at det nny's. >> welcome back. the time is 6:14 a.m.. >> we have a major hot spot out of central valley for westbound interstate 580. here is live video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. here is a look at accident scene and the emergency vehicles that are attending to it. the back reaches all the way to alta mount pass way. this is due to it was initially been reported that two lanes were blocked. it is actually three lang's blocked. there are only tw
was charged today with threatening president obama and a u.s. senator by allegedly sending them tainted letters. paul kevin curtis was arrested yesterday, but maintains he is innocent. lab tests confirmed a letter sent to mississippi republican senator roger wicker contained ricin. and the f.b.i. confirmed the deadly poison was also in a letter mailed to the white house. both were intercepted at off- site mailing facilities. if convicted, curtis could face up to 15 years in prison. flooding became a problem for people in the upper midwest today, as rivers overflowed their banks. at least nine states are experiencing flooding or will soon. and the u.s. army corps of engineers announced it's closing part of the mississippi river to commercial navigation starting tomorrow. heavy rain fell across the region, making the flooding worse. and in chicago, a sinkhole opened up on a street on the city's south side and swallowed three cars. a former justice of the peace has been charged in the killings of a north texas district attorney, his wife, and an assistant prosecutor. eric williams has been
that jihad. no one can stop it. >> reporter: in a letter to obama administration officials, two top republican members of congress questioned why tamerlan remained at liberty in this country to commit the boston attack. and whether the bureau could have done more to watch them. >> we can't be politically correct. we have to say, has radicalization extended into the chechen community? >> reporter: the fbi says there was little they could do to legally monitor tamerlan tsarnaev once they -- initially determined he was not a threat. but one question congressional investigators have is, having gotten that initial tip from russian intelligence, why didn't anybody at the bureau notice those radical youtube postings on the internet? lester? >> we're going to get into that right now, michael isikoff. don barrelli is a former senior fbi official, now the chief operating officer of a security consulting firm. don, good morning. great to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> should have, could have. those questions always asked following an attack like this. >> yep. >> this older brother was on
be gg to hr l.a. >>> republican opposition is growing but the situation is is still fluent. president obama urged them to listen to the public's request.e they latched an attac launched h korea without warning. warning. they are demanding that they apologize for a protest yesterday. meanwhile 21 service members were hurtile earlier today dura training exercise in southin soh korea. they were injured when their helicopter made hey hard landing. coming up on the news edge. >> turn to the right, turn to the right. turn to the right. ri >> dramatic images from the the marathon bombings, the latest la developments from the scene intn boston. the grief was staggering. one hundred days after us senate starts to act are coming together background checks the second amendment hands of dangerous criminals. ninety percent of america background checks. urge them to join comprehensive background checks. >>> the white house calling the two bomb explosions at boston an act of terror. terror. an 8-year-old and a 22-year-old massachusetts woman has been identified among the dead, and a third victim is
that the obama administration has taken in the direction of greater simplification, those are ones where the republicans have been highly supportive. we have actually had a democratic and republican consensus in efforts to look back at the existing rules and take away the ones that aren't working or are outmoded. that is a good idea, and people who aren't normally bedfellows are working together. - the book is called "simpler: the future of government." professor sunstein, thank you so much. - thank you so much. it's getting harder to get your foot in the door these days. coming up, some startling advice for job seekers. how to make an impression before the interview. that's next. job hunting can become a whole lot easier if you know the inside secrets of hiring managers. john lee, ceo of lee core, is here to share what he knows. you have been a hiring manager before. john, what tends to happen when people try to go online to find a job? - what happens, unfortunately angie, is that they fall into this very large funnel of names and applicants, and a lot of them are serial applicants. act
between the obama administration and some of the republican -- sorry about this and what that means is the obama administration has said the criminal justice system can make this work, the criminal can handle national security risks like this person, terrorists have been prosecuted, moussaoui. this administration is committed to using the american courts there are some critics, like senator mccain, like senator graham, who say that's too big a risk, that we have too many protection, we have too many abilities on the part of these defendants not to answer questions that put all of us at risk but i don't think there's any chance the obama administration is going to change its mind and use something other than the criminal justice system for this case. >> because a lot of people are raising questions, they had apparently some explosive devices, some weapons, rifles, hand grenades, stuff that's pretty expensive. where did they get this material? where did the money come from that helped them purchase this material? that's why some of these republican senators, lawmakers, are asking for
votes, but in truth it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. it of course was backed by president obama. but it faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. the president called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no arguments why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. they started looking for an excuse any solution to vote no. >> reporter: the president pinned the blame on a small minority of republican senators but five democrats also opposed the plan. >> it's a positive step and a good step forward for police. >> reporter: in the age of social media, anyone can be a crime fighter. how regular citizens are piecing together countless photos in hopes of catching the boston bomber. >> the initial investigation pointed towards white supremacists. tonight a bizarre twist in the murders of two texas district attorney's. >> still breezy this afternoon for many of you but temperatures are milder and we're sunny to the coast. a liv
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and it will happen soon. >> meanwhile, president barack obama called it ashame full day for washington. >> the worry that the gun lobby would paint them as anti second amendment, but obviously a lot of republicans had that fear but democrats had that fear too so they caved under the pressure. >> the national rifle association released a statement praising the senate vote saying as we have noted previously at gun shows or elsewhere they would not reduce violent crime or keep kids safe in their schools. >>> they are talking about the shooter quinn bauer, what police say was the motivation behind the crime and when they are due back in court. >>> the fbi arrested a man for sending letters laced with rice. they intersented it at a sorting facility and the two other letters were traced to the same man. there is a clear link among all three letters. >> there are great consistencies and similarities to the two letters in the information we received from the letters that president barack obama and the senator received. >> he wrote online about a government conspiracy online to ruin his reputation. >>> they
hospital, washington is debating how to handle his prosecution. while the obama administration has agreed to decllay a readingf the miranda rights, the administration is not going along with republicans who are calling for a change in the prosecution play book. >> this man in my view should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we should be allowed to question him for intelligence gathering purposes. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism, have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in this case in boston. >> at the same time, lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother, tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months last year after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamist extremist. this has added a sharp new angle to the debate over immigration reform. >>> we have new video to share with you tonight. this is home video obtained by nbc news showing surviving bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev competing in a wrestling match in 2009. he'
a compromise by the republican party with obama. no offering of an olive branch. i would like the congressmen to set examples of where the republican party has been willing to compromise. guest: one example was the no budget, no paid bill from a few weeks ago. both houses of congress and the president, we passed a law that said if you do not pass budgets, legislators would not get paid. i agree with the caller that it is important that we reach out and try to find areas where we can agree. . have reached across the aisle we have had a series of events where we have tried to get to know each other. in this process, it is easy to be nice to people you do not know. when you take the oath of office, does not say anything about your political party. part of the problem with this president, frankly frankly, is his idea of a compromise would be similar to the budget he .ust put forward the house democrats had a budget that raised taxes by one point $2 trillion. the president loss was $1.1 trillion. there was not a compromise between the most left of the democrats in the most conservative of democrat
the letters sent to president obama and the republican senator, roger wicker of mississippi, those letters are suspected to have been tainted, to have been laced with the poison ricin. it can kill. you ricin. the fbi has arrested a man in mississippi in connection with this case. his name, paul kevin curtis, and he also is an elvis presley impersonator of all things. officials across the nation are looking for more suspicious letters even as we speak right now. chris cuomo watching all of this. just outside the cathedral of the holy cross, where the interfaith memorial service will take place, chris. >> all right, thanks, wolf. people lined up since 4:00 in the morning. the name of the service is called healing our city. clear gee from all over boston. political dignitaries here, archbishop sean cardinal o'malley will be here, and the guest of honor, president obama and the first lady. the life of the dead is put into the hearts of the living. this allows people to come together, share in their grief. i'm joined by jessica yellin and john king. this is a message that will have big importan
to vote against obama cared cared we need to break the obama administration. senator mcconnell for senate majority leader from the republicans announcing in 2010 that his highest priority, the senate majority leader was making barack obama the one-term president. if we had a coalition presidency were each party would elect a partner it wouldn't stand to gain as much clinical opposition. no matter what they did it was still share the white house with the other party so then it would be much freer to judge legislative proposals on their merits. so to put it another way, it's not surprising when you have a winner-take-all election for presidency whose power has grown to a level of the presidency you shouldn't be surprised that we have high levels of partisan conflict. indeed if you go back the increase in partisan conflict, to go back to the 50s and 60's there is much more of a cross party lines. if you look at partisan conflict graph it has risen since the 40s in the 50s grassley to levels we have today. presidential powers have increased at the same time so it's not surprising. so as they
. the fact is there was a decision made largely within the republican party that they did not need to listen to the majority of the american people. >> john: does president obama deserve to be blamed for the gun bill's failure? for more, i'm delighted to be joined by former new york governor and current tv superstar, eliot spitzer. level thank you for inviting me back. >> john: you're a former chief executive of a state. if a bill face to pass the legislature, does the chief executive deserve the blame? >> it is a little more nuanced than a yes or no. the answer is sometimes and there are times when an executive, whether a governor or mayor or the president obviously should bring the full weight of his or her office to bear, to do everything possible, cut the deals, make the trades, do the sorts of back room maneuvering that we scorn in our more puritan cal moments of purity when we cry for reform. month, those are the things that got the great legislation from social security to healthcare to the civil rights act through the legislature. so you do. that the question with president obama, in
. they thought very hard about it and decided to vote with republicans and vote it down. that is in their own political self-interest. >> one of the things president obama said in the rose garden was a minority has decided it does not want to protect children's lives. i am struck by the emotional weight of what he has said. that is pretty tough to say to the senators who voted against this bill. >> those senators who voted down his background check amendment, he is saying they carry a lot of responsibility is something else happens again. the president was livid. he knows. joe biden knows. is the moment four months after the shooting that all of their hopes for reform have ended. >> looking around the world, president bashar al-assad has accused western countries of backing al qaeda in his country and has warned they will pay heavy price for military involvement. described the two-year uprising against him as a war. and does it injured -- hospitals have been overwhelmed by those injured in the quake along the indian border with iran. they have been described as the hot but people, just 3 feet
needed to pass a republican filibuster. president obama urged americans to consider other ways of gutting down on gun violence that does not require federal legislation. >> obama: all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. >> we'll have more us in at the top of the next hour. the "stephanie miller show" continues after this. going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them, right? vo: the war room tonight at 6 eastern [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. wow, wee news breaking left and right. >> yeah. lots of crises. >> stephanie: right. nice segue. thank y
the board. so why did president obama threatened to veto a republican bill that specifically gave him flexibility? why did he reject the opportunity to emplo and void inflicting pain? he wants air travelers to blame republicans. as you sit on the tarmac, you're being urged to write to congress. administration is using the heavily regulated airlines to channel your anger. it hurts them, so blame the republicans, not me. i don't think it is going to work. we can see through this ploy and don't we deserve better management than this? i'm going to try to remember the last time a president deliberately hurt the president to score political points. i cannot remember, this is yet another first for the obama team. stuart: keeps on going, wants to go up and it is, 129 points higher. look at that. to nicole, a lot of stocks up today, and you have one. an airline? what? nicole: take a look at delta airlines, up 6%. the news is they reported higher than expected first-quarter profits, revenue on the rise. the thing that we are noting in the other piece of good news is declining oil prices will he
gathering purposes. >> president obama has agreed to delaying miranda rights under public safety measure but rebuffing republicans calling nor for a change in the prosecutorial playbook. he became a u.s. september last year on september 11th. he has the constitutional right to be tried in a civilian court. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in boston. >> reporter: at the same time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet there were no flags put on him overseas. >> law enforcement and intelligence agencies try to retrace the older brother's steps leading up to the bombing, all eyes are on boston where investigators hope they can get
republicans seem to like it. republicans won't be having any of mr. obama's tax hikes and higher spending and democratsup set the president wants smaller increases in payments to retireees. his $3.7 trillion proposal amounts to the largest budget in miles per hour history. it doesn't cme close to balancing. deficits in perpetuity. the president looking for easy within on gun control and has be pushing hard for krong to produce. the first major gun control gislation in two decades. but it's up clear what they can get through congress. they have a limit on magazine capacity have no chance of passage. e rest is purely window dressing on an issue that the country takes far more seriously than the president originally estimated. we will take it up tonight with senator ted cruz who emerged on the first year in washington as up with of his party's national leaders. the head of the national rifle association wayne lapierre joins us as well. other stories we're covering, north korean leader kim jong untaking the rhetoric to new highlights, issuing dailyhreat against south korea. fox news military
republicans are calling on the obama administration to declare the 19-year-old suspect an enemy combatant subject to the loss of four, so intelligence officials can continue to interrogate him for as long as they deem necessary. authorities captured him in watertown, mass. friday evening. they are invoking the public .afety exception he remains hospitalized under sedation and remains unclear what kind of communication they are able to have him at the moment. judy is on the phone from north carolina, independent line. good morning, and welcome to the program. caller: thank you. my thought on the issue is that we are a large nation, an all- inclusive nation, and i believe that the boy scouts is a private organization and has the right to determine who their membership is. i believe there should be a third organization that some of the gay-rights people should put into place, and that would be the rainbow scouts. then they can put all the lbb tea in anything they wanted, -- lgbt. republican senator tim scott delivering the republican response and focusing on the events of the past week, incl
combatant is upsetting several republicans. >> i have been informed that the obama administration has indicated this suspect in boston will not be treated as enemy combatant. i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect at this time. >> let's bring in our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin, joining us from new york. can or should a u.s. citizen be formally given this enemy combatant status? what does the law say? >> every terrorist suspect arrested in the united states, since the first world trade center bombing in 1993 has been treated in the criminal justice system, not as an enemy combatant. standard operating procedure. frankly, the whole status of enemy combatant remains ambiguous in the legal system. the prisoners in guantanamo bay remain in legal limbo. by treating them as criminal suspects, the obama administration is avoiding all kinds of risks and simply acting as the bush administration has in the past and as they have acted in other terrorist cases by using the normal criminal procedures. >> because linds
's more partisanship, more gridlock, more anger. >> president obama has done great things for this country. he hasn't brought the two sides together. he can point the finger at the republicans, but what does he lack in terms of not delivering cohesiveness here? >> i think the president has done almost as well as he could under the circumstances. it's a miracle he got the affordable care act through this congress. with the partisanship and the gridlock to get something like that done, amazing. >> he could be doing more to bring the two sides together? >> look, you could do more to try to socialize with members of the opposite party but i have been there. in fact, i have been there recently. i go to washington too often. i would rather not go to washington as often as i have to go there. there's no longer any kind of trust between the parties. there is a lot of distrust and it's not easy for a president to just snap his fingers and say everybody is going to be nice to each other. since he came into office, the republicans said almost nothing but no. >> what is the biggest misconception about
in moving forward in civilian court, the obama administration treated the efforts of certain vocal republicans to troll the president into engaging in a lawless departure from established precedent as exactly that, as trolling on and a half of a ridiculous and illegal proposition. >> he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. we will prosecute this terrorist under u.s. law. united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. this is absolutely the right way to go and the appropriate way to go. and when it comes to united states citizens, it is against the law to try them in military commissions. >> and it matters that the white house is treating the idea of holding an american citizen outside of the american legal system as what it is, which is crazy and unacceptable. and it matters that appears to be where americans stand on the issue too. when asked just last week in the midst of the aftermath of the boston bombing, with the images and videos of the horror there, the top of everyone's mind, which worries you more, the government will not go far enough to investigat
to a republican senator, and one to president barack obama have been intercepted at mail facilities that serve our elected officials outside of washington. those did test positive for the deadly poison ricin. judith miller joins us now. she wrote 0 book on germ warfare and is something of and expert in this unfortunate area. judy, ricin, it comes from caster beans, that is the strangers thing. how does it get turned into a poison. >> it has to be move manufactured into a poison. if it's treat ned lab, if -- treated in a lab, made in a lab it can be highly, highly toxic but it has to be made by someone who knows what he's doing. i mean, caster beans become ricin but accrued form of it is not likely to do you a lot of harm. if it is refined and deliberately made into a powder that can be breathe ned or in jessed -- breathed in or in jessed or in skwrebgted into the system -- injected into the system you can die, because the problem with ricin is we don't have an antidote to it. jon: if you're exposed to it, if somehow it's injected into your person or in a powder form you inhale it there is no anecd
bombings. at first, president obama, then the republican address from senator tim scott of south carolina. >> on monday, an act of terror when did dozens and killed three innocent people at the boston marathon. but in the days since, the world has witnessed one sure and steadfast truth -- americans refuse to be terrorized. ultimately, that is what we will remember from this week. that is what will remain. as stories of heroism and kindness, resolve and resilience, generosity and love. the brave first responders, police officers and firefighters, emt's and national guard who ran towards danger to help jobless absence. the race volunteers, spectators, and exhausted runners to rushed to help, including veterans who did not expect to see such scenes of the streets of america. it be determined doctors and nurses at some of the world's best hospitals, who toiled day and night to save lives. the big hearted people of boston, residents, priests, shopkeepers who carried victims and their arms, delivered water and blankets, lined up to give blood, opened their homes up to total strangers. and the h
of sending tainted letters to a republican senator and president obama says the government has produced little evidence against her client. paul kevin curtis of mississippi appeared in court friday. he denies he sent the letters containing the poison ricin. scientists say the bird flu that killed 17 people in china circulated widely under the radar and has the ability to mutate repeatedly. a powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of southwestern china today. at least 156 people are believed dead and more than 5500 injured. it's the same region that was hit by an even more destructive quake in 2008. >>> back here in the u.s., philadelphia, the defense is set to begin its case monday in the murder trial of abortion doctor kermit gosnell. prosecution rested thursday after one last dose of the graphic testimony that has characterized proceeding. molly henneberg has our story which you may find disturbing. >> medical assistant, the 36th and final prosecution witness in the murder trial of dr. kermit gosnell told the jury what it has heard from multiple witnesses in this case, that babies
. the president had dinner with senate democrats last weekend with senate republicans before that to discuss various issues. >> town leaders in california want someone to pay their expenses for a presidential visit. president obama attended fundraisers in atherton and they spent $5,000 on police overtime and now they want reimbursement. they are sending bills to the white house and the democratic national committee and the two people who hosted the president. they admit that chances of getting any money is slim. by comparison the san francisco spent $42,000 on the last presidential visit. >> this morning, contra costa built officials will spray insecretary side to handle the mosquito problem in the eastern part of the county starting at 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. fours say there is a high concentration of mosquitoes in the area and they do not carry disease such as west nile virus but they are a nuisance for those that live nearby. >> coming up, grab your binoculars when the sun comes up, so will a special piece of technology over bay area landmarks. >> the battle against smoking take as new
yesterday that 90% of republicans are against it. and are willing to vote against it. president obama really reflecting i think the outrage felt by the vast, vast majority of americans. went out to the rose garden yesterday afternoon. flanked by joe biden on one side gaby giffords on the other side. parents of the newtown victims there standing with him. one of the fathers of one of the young first graders who actually spoke first in the rose garden and then president obama took the microphone and you could tell he wasn't faking it. he was pissed. >> obama: do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don't have a right to weigh in on this issue! do we think their emotions, their loss is not relevant to this debate? so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> bill: the president alluding to the fact that some republicans had actually criticized the newtown families for coming to washington and lobbying saying that they were just being used as props. >> that drives me absolutely crazy. >> bill: you lose your son, you lose y
of criticism from some senators, mostly republican senators, and since that time the obama administration, the attorney general, have been moving toward more aggressive use of what they can do under the public safety exception. and even without changing the law, it has a fair amount of breadth in the sense that if you ask overlapping questions, questions that could be eliciting evidence of guilt, but that also could be trying to explore links to other terrorists, links to perhaps other explosives that might have been there, other activity that's dangerous activity that might be under way, they could get a fair number of questions asked, and it could go on for hours before any mirandizing has to take place. >> karen, as a defense attorney, we hear that the younger brother in custody may have been may ha influenced by his older brother. >> right. >> how much does that bear on his defense or the charges that will come down? >> it's huge. >> it is? >> and the reason for that is because if there's an argument over federal and state jurisdiction, and understand in my cases a lot of the times i
to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how to produce ricin. >> from what you are hearing is there -- hearing, is there any indication that there might be a link between the ricin in these letters and the bombing in boston? >> not yet eerie -- not yet. >> thank you very much. >> back on this side of the atlantic, former british prime minister margaret thatcher has been laid to rest in a ceremony at st. paul's cathedral pier g was a divisive figure -- st. paul's cathedral. she was a divisive figure. she ushered in policies that continue to impact the country. >> thing then was silent as the first female and longest -- big ben was silent as the first female and longest-serving prime minister was
't let that happen and then republicans were saying what is the obama administration doing? they're doing exactly what the republicans voted for! they're doing exactly what the sequester requires. so you know, they can't have it both ways. they can't do these dumb ass across-the-board cuts without having any impact. and we're seeing the impact. we're seeing the impact in programs particularly that hurt the poor, we're seeing the impact in head start. we're seeing the impact in food stamps. we're seeing the impact on meals on wheels, all across the board. emergency room services. now we're seeing the impact on -- we've seen the impact in the military where training has been delayed or training has been just put aside. all kinds of things. ship battleships. and we've seep the delay now with air traffic just regular passengers, trying to get from one place to the other. delays cancellations and some smaller airports, the airports actually shut down because they had to close down the tower. one way out of this. you tell me what you think about this. particularly like to hear if you were caugh
were victimized earlier today. as president barack obama mentioned, this is a moment where we're not democrats or independents or republicans, we're americans. we're not blacks or whites, latinos or asians, we're one today and as representatives from 43 different congressional districts across the country, the c.b.c. would like simply to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family members of those who died earlier today. we want to extend our great sympathies and our best wishes to those who were victimized and we are praying for full and complete recovery. we also, of course, want to extend our thanks and our heart felt gratitude to those first responders who once again demonstrated courage under fire and bravery in the face of dangers that were seen and unforeseen. now, america is a great country, and whatever is revealed about the attacks that took place earlier today, we're confident that we have the resolve to continue to move rward as strong as we always have been. in the aftermath of pearl harbor and throughout world war ii, americans demonstrated great resolve. durin
and say, well, the republicans are holding up president obama's nominations. i didn't think that was true, so i asked my staff to work with the congressional research service and i consequently to the floor today to include in the record the facts which show that it's not true. here's the bottom line: the senate has confirmed president obama's nominations for cabinet and circuit court but not his district court nominations more rapidly than it did those of president george w. bush or president clinton. in 2013 the senate changed its rules to speed up consideration of those district judge nominations. in the history of the senate -- of course, this includes president obama -- no cabinet member, unless you count john bolton's nominations by george w. bush to be the u.n. ambassador -- and no district judge has ever been denied his or her seat because of a filibuster; that is, a failed cloture vote. and in the history of the senate, only seven circuit judge nominees have been denied their seats by a filibuster. five of george w. bush's nominees and two of president obama's nominees. so i ask
this message. identical letters sent to wicker, republican of mississippi, and president obama according to the fbi bulletin obtained by fox news. >> richard, we're reminded of the anthrax attack days after 9/11. i'm not suggesting a connection then or a connection now between boston and ricen, but the timing, the coi understand dense of that timing strikes me as very, very interesting indeed. rich edson with the latest there. appreciate it. thank you very much, indeed, sir. back with more after this message. ♪ friday night, buddy. you are gonna need a wingman. and my cash back keeps the party going. but my airline miles take it worldwide. [ male announcer ] it shouldn't be this hard. with creditcards.com, it's easy to search hundreds of cards and apply online. creditcards.com. but i see a world bursting with opportunity,ople nervous. with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ish
progress made in direct negotiations between democrats and republicans in the senate. president obama has moved the process forward in two respects. the meetings he has had with republican senators have been extremely valuable and his budget shows flexibility and that we need to take the best from the democrats and republicans and come together on a compromised budget. i do not agree with everything in the president's budget. i have spoken about things with a federal employees that i disagree with, but the president showed he was serious about entitlement savings, we must have more revenue and we can get that through changes in tax expenditure, though we need a credible plan to deal with the deficit. in listening to democratic and republican colleagues, there is enough common ground and if we could find a mechanism to negotiate in good faith we could reach a so-called grand bargain. host: william on twitter says the private sector and businesses have had to cut back , resize and reevaluate -- why should the government not have to do the same? martha, florida. democratic caller. we have ta
from castor beans. one to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, and a third, local authorities said, to a mississippi justice official. >> there are great consistencies between the content, the letter itself, the way the letter was written, the postmark of the letter. >> reporter: the fbi says the letters to the president and senator were postmarked memphis, tennessee, ten days ago with identical language including the phrase, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. signed iak.c., i am k.c., and i approve this message. those were never delivered. intercepted by a precaution put in place after the anthrax attacks that killed five people shortly after 9/11. and federal officials say more tests are needed, natalie, to determine if, in fact, that substance was ricin, and if so, how strong. the fib also says these see no connection between this ricin-tainted scare and what's happening in boston. >> peter alexander at the white house for us this morning, thank you. it's now 7:18. back to al. >>> you have the r
lindsey graham and all republicans, it's just intense jealousy for obama because he is so cool and smart and so much better than any other founding father that we have ever had. he has really helped our country, and we're just going in the right direction as long as we never ever have another republican in the office we'll be doing good. and they are jealous. they want to get out there and be popular, and it won't happen because we just love obama. >> caller: christine a lot of it is -- is anti-obama feeling, there's no doubt about it on so many different issues and i'm sure that some of this enemy combatant gets to that too. wherever obama is going they have to find a way to go against it. they are genetically incapable of saying this time we stand with the president. we were attacked on 9/11 and on the 15th of april as well and we stand with the president, and we got our guy, right? no, no no. they just have to somehow find if obama is on the right side of it, they have got to find some -- some way to make it again, a political football which i think we should all
president obama came to town and there was the initial outreach, the republican party. and this republican said to me, he's doing the wrong thing. he should take a party on the knees, grab it by the scruff of the neck. this was advice of what a republican strategist would've done to a party that was failing. then he can get through the agenda. but that is so not president obama's -- not the way this president operates. the idea he would go to these democrats who have voted against something that he clearly put a lot of store by, saying, right, you voted against me, i'm going to do everything i can to make your life hell until you switch your vote. i don't see the president doing that. it may be the most effective way to do it, but i don't see that's the way he's going to operate. >> maybe, steve rattner, he should do that for the families of newtown. >> first of all, margaret thatcher and winston churchill didn't have to make phone calls. if they didn't get their way -- >> didn't stop her. >> that's true. she had to make phone calls. but the point is there were consequences if they did not
and on the internet but there simply were not enough vote. 54 senators voted in favor.. a majority. and 41 republicans and 5 democrats sent the bill to president obama appeared with the families of sandy hook victims shortly thereafter. families must become a brief to position their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it's not going to happen. because 90 percent of republicans in the senate voted against it and supporting. the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. unfortunately, this pattern of untruths about this legislation serves a purpose. that intimidated a lot of senators. all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. the president says come election time, supporters of gun control legislation are going to voice their support who voted against this bill. of this gun control package. the assault weapons ban votes. and the bid to block the sale of high capacity we will tell you about the
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